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I think a paleo lifestyle works 99.9% of the time.

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 11, 2011 at 4:03 PM

So nothing is 100 % except for death. Can anyone think of any situation where a paleo diet would not be beneficial?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I tell my mom that all the time! I keep telling her this is a lifestyle change for me and my husband and she just rolls her eyes and says "enjoy your cult"...I always respond with either "come join us!" in a spooky voice or "But Ma, kool-aid isn't allowed on paleo."

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on February 25, 2011
at 05:06 PM

I totally agree! I've stopped trying to explain my parents about my current Primal lifestyle. Last time I mentioned it, my mom just didn't want understand..all she said was "why you need to be so strict? if you're too strict on your food intake, you'll actually develop resistance to certain food and you won't be adaptable when you're at a place that doesn't have the food group that you're supposed to consume." It's hard to just tell them verbally, especially they live across the globe...maybe when they come to the US for a visit, prolly they can start see what I'm doing is actually working..

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on January 13, 2011
at 07:35 PM

Yes, interesting. I liked this part: "There are a very, very, very small number of people in the world who are homozygous for defective apoE. They are functionally apoE-/-. Nature does not allow this commonly. Contrast it with FH where there are hundreds of different types of FH, ie breaking your LDL receptor gene is easily done and evolution has not attempted to conserve it particularly highly."

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on January 12, 2011
at 05:20 PM

It's all just a matter of time. The people who don't believe after a few months will certainly believe after a few years. Things that work over time are hard to label as Fads. Keep taking good care of yourself now and others will follow you later.

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on January 12, 2011
at 02:39 PM

Paul, I know. I just wanted to make sure people knew I was shooting from the hip on that one. Keith, that might be it...

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on January 12, 2011
at 04:31 AM

Is this what you are looking for? It's not diabetes, but it is the only article I can think of on his blog that is close. http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2009/08/low-carbohydrate-high-protein-and-apoe.html

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:20 AM

Plenty of paleo on the cheap blog posts out there

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:19 AM

@WCC, no, only applies to them and only cause you don't want the runs while being SHOT at.

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:13 AM

Naaah, cheaper health care and a diet based on $4 a pound local beef? Paleo is very beneficial to your wallet! What does 5 years of nursing home care at the end of the slow spiral into Alzheimer's cost?

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:12 AM

@THATgirl just keep doing what you're doing. My parents eventually came to me after I backed off the months of hard-selling. The only thing I have to contend with now are nosy coworkers who tell them how bad all that saturated fat they're eating is. It's always something...

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on January 11, 2011
at 11:14 PM

Certainly wasn't implying you recalled incorrectly, just curious to find it if we can!

9722850c9a1c47b79edf7c4233040248

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on January 11, 2011
at 10:28 PM

It was months ago that I saw it, and maybe I'm totally not recalling it correctly, anyway. Sorry!

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:09 PM

I guess aid workers and others who do field work of various sorts are affected (although they are less likely to be genetically blessed than SF guys).

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on January 11, 2011
at 07:07 PM

+1 for "sleds of inflammation". :D

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on January 11, 2011
at 06:44 PM

Obviously "sleds of inflammation" is brilliant.

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on January 11, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Might this not apply to others as well? Frequent travelers? I'm sure we could think of some other cases. We might even be tempted to apply the logic to ourselves ...

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on January 11, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Hmm, I couldn't find it, searching at google using the "site:" function. Anyone know? This looks interesting.

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on January 11, 2011
at 06:22 PM

Hahaha Heather! That is AWESOME> Everyone in my house, except me, eats SAD. They just think I'm nuts.

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on January 11, 2011
at 06:21 PM

My mom just has a totally screwed view of nutrition. I'm not going to change her mind. We are talking about someone that has had multiple lung surgeries and still smokes!

21084e275703e9a3909dafa28e5d29b5

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on January 11, 2011
at 05:05 PM

luck you luckbastard! I've been doing it for 9 months, down 2 pant sizes, down 35lbs (my husband down 55lbs), post photos of my meals on facebook, cook for them...and still...not believers. BUT I have converted several friends! :)

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on January 11, 2011
at 05:02 PM

just be an example in front of them. enjoy life and look good doing it. that made my immediate family- all seven of them- come on board after seeing me do this for six months... showing them that it can work within their lifestyle is key, imo.

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on January 11, 2011
at 04:41 PM

My cousin was sad to when her doctor told her that mango-flavored vodka didn't count as a serving of fruit!

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on January 11, 2011
at 04:24 PM

Oh, THATgirl. I hear you. My mom just asked me this week, how long I plan on doing this crazy diet. I'm almost 40! I told her I think it works for me and is most likely permanent.

21084e275703e9a3909dafa28e5d29b5

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on January 11, 2011
at 04:20 PM

They only time I don't think its beneficial is when I go to my parents house and I have to explain to them AGAIN why I eat the way that I do (how dare I go against the way that they raised me). I'm hoping that my persistence will finally rub off and they will join me on the Paleo bandwagon of joy. Too bad visually seeing results in me and my body aren't enough.

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on January 11, 2011
at 06:06 PM

When the choice is eat non-paleo or starve, staunch refusal would be unwise.

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on January 11, 2011
at 04:37 PM

Oh ladies yes indeed. I was just talking about this a few hours ago- I have family staying at my place for a couple of months. It physically hurts me, to the point where I probably release cortisol, to see how and what they eat. When I open the cabinets I am consumed with candy, soda, chips and just about every other disease and depression inducing food. I went shopping with them once and I just laughed when I saw them ( and everyone else in the store for that matter) pushing their sleds of inflammation. I wont touch a single think they buy, eat or "prepare". Although I guess you cant classify microwaving Stouffers macaroni and cheese as "preparing". But hey, like one my patients once told me " I drink orange soda so that counts as a serving of fruit". He was serious.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 11, 2011
at 06:22 PM

Hahaha Heather! That is AWESOME> Everyone in my house, except me, eats SAD. They just think I'm nuts.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 11, 2011
at 06:44 PM

Obviously "sleds of inflammation" is brilliant.

9722850c9a1c47b79edf7c4233040248

(1276)

on January 11, 2011
at 04:41 PM

My cousin was sad to when her doctor told her that mango-flavored vodka didn't count as a serving of fruit!

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 11, 2011
at 07:07 PM

+1 for "sleds of inflammation". :D

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on January 11, 2011
at 04:20 PM

Robb Wolf and others have long said that special forces operators may want to keep a small amount of grain in their diet to maintain a certain level of gut irritation. The idea is that in the field, operators have limited or no control over their food intake. They do not want to be incapacitated by diarrhea or other digestive problems that can be severe upon sudden grain/gluten exposure. Better to maintain a low, constant amount of irritation in this case.

Also, you should consider that many of these operators are young and genetically blessed. They'd thrive for years on crap diets anyway.

That said, this is not making an argument for alleged long-term health benefits of grain/gluten consumption. And special forces operators are an extremely small portion of the population.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 11, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Might this not apply to others as well? Frequent travelers? I'm sure we could think of some other cases. We might even be tempted to apply the logic to ourselves ...

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

(6157)

on January 11, 2011
at 08:09 PM

I guess aid workers and others who do field work of various sorts are affected (although they are less likely to be genetically blessed than SF guys).

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on January 12, 2011
at 12:19 AM

@WCC, no, only applies to them and only cause you don't want the runs while being SHOT at.

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:22 AM

Paleo is sooo broad.

I'm hard pressed to think of a situation where excessie fructose, gluten, vegetable oils would be essential for survival. Even in survival settings there are tons of "paleo preservation" methods. Salting, Fermentation etc.

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9722850c9a1c47b79edf7c4233040248

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on January 11, 2011
at 04:17 PM

I seem to recall Peter at Hyperlipid mentioning some sort of very rare gene in some sort of rodent that makes it susceptible to diabetes from dietary fat, not carbs. He said it was entirely possible for it to occur rarely in humans as well.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 11, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Hmm, I couldn't find it, searching at google using the "site:" function. Anyone know? This looks interesting.

9722850c9a1c47b79edf7c4233040248

(1276)

on January 12, 2011
at 02:39 PM

Paul, I know. I just wanted to make sure people knew I was shooting from the hip on that one. Keith, that might be it...

9722850c9a1c47b79edf7c4233040248

(1276)

on January 11, 2011
at 10:28 PM

It was months ago that I saw it, and maybe I'm totally not recalling it correctly, anyway. Sorry!

E1fd3a5ea90cdbceb8a2aa4bcfa1b923

(474)

on January 12, 2011
at 04:31 AM

Is this what you are looking for? It's not diabetes, but it is the only article I can think of on his blog that is close. http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2009/08/low-carbohydrate-high-protein-and-apoe.html

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 11, 2011
at 11:14 PM

Certainly wasn't implying you recalled incorrectly, just curious to find it if we can!

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 13, 2011
at 07:35 PM

Yes, interesting. I liked this part: "There are a very, very, very small number of people in the world who are homozygous for defective apoE. They are functionally apoE-/-. Nature does not allow this commonly. Contrast it with FH where there are hundreds of different types of FH, ie breaking your LDL receptor gene is easily done and evolution has not attempted to conserve it particularly highly."

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:08 AM

Paleo is extremely not beneficial to your wallet. If there is anything that I have absolute certainty about, is this.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on January 12, 2011
at 12:20 AM

Plenty of paleo on the cheap blog posts out there

0d2dec01a5ed9363a9915e111ae13f7e

(4583)

on January 12, 2011
at 12:13 AM

Naaah, cheaper health care and a diet based on $4 a pound local beef? Paleo is very beneficial to your wallet! What does 5 years of nursing home care at the end of the slow spiral into Alzheimer's cost?

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